Arthur Bushkin is the Chairman & CEO of the Stargazer Foundation, where his principal cause is Harnessing the Power of Technology for Social Good.
In the 1960s, he was present at the creation of what became the Internet, working with and consulting to the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in the Defense Department. In the 1970s, he was the Director of U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s Privacy Initiative, where he was instrumental in passage of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 and served as the principal U.S. Delegate to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) on Information, Computer & Communications Policy. In the 1990s, he was President of Bell Atlantic Video Services (now Verizon) and pioneered the creation of video-on-demand and other aspects of the Web.
He has both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and taught computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wellesley College.
He is the author of book “Moving Beyond Bias: Bias-Free Communication Strategies for Today’s Workplace” and his second book, “Beyond Bullying, Incivility, & Bias: How to Recognize, Handle, & Overcome the Twelve Types of Destructive Managers and Cultures,” will be available later in 2011.
With over 25 years experience in the human resources and training development field, he has a combination of academic research and “in the trenches” experience in workplace issues like bullying and employee engagement and retention.
His list of private-sector clients include IBM, Xerox, Mitsubishi, JP Morgan/Chase, AT&T, Credit Suisse, Lockheed-Martin, Pfizer, Bank of America, GlaxoSmithKline, Avon, Goldman-Sachs, Novartis, Federal Express, Merck, Citigroup, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, Northern Telecom, Symbol Technologies, Simon & Schuster, Grey Advertising, and Arrow Electronics. In the public sector, Lester has instructed or consulted with the US Navy, the IRS, National Cancer Institute, the Pentagon, the Department of Commerce, Voice of America, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, National Ocean Service, the NIH, US Census Bureau, USDA, the FCC, the Department of Energy, and the US Weather Service.
He has lectured as an invited faculty member at 25 University-based Executive Development Programs nationwide, including: SUNY, RPI, Rutgers, Michigan State, Clemson, University of Maryland, Southern Methodist, University of Vermont, and William & Mary. In addition to teaching at Harvard for 4 years, Lester has also held faculty appointments at New York University, Long Island University, the City University of New York, The New School, and the Fordham Graduate School of Business.
He earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Kami Watson Huyse
Kami Huyse, APR, is the President and COO of Zoetica, which serves nonprofits and socially conscious companies with top-tier, word-of-mouth communication services. She is a 16-year-veteran of public relations who speaks at conferences and social media events across the United States.
Kami’s work in social media has earned her the Society for New Communication’s 2008 Reputation Management award and the International Association of Business Communicator’s 2009 Gold Quill of Excellence Award. She was named the Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Association of America San Antonio, and was recognized for a Social Media award by the Austin-American Statesman. She ran the virtual PR agency My PR Pro from 2002-2009, where she was the strategic architect for many successful social media campaigns.
He has consulted in high-profile privacy law cases, contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and testified before Congress. Daniel has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.
He writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. He is the author of the books Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale University Press forthcoming 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007), The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Internet Age (NYU Press 2004), in addition to several textbooks. He has also written more than 40 articles and essays, which have appeared in many of the leading law reviews, including the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Georgetown Law Journal, among others.
He received his A.B. in English Literature from Washington University, where he was an early selection for Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.